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Braintree Household Hazardous Waste Day Coming up Sept. 29

Braintree offers the Household Hazardous Waste Days to allow residents and small businesses a proper method of disposing of material that has been banned because they represent health/safety issues.

Mayor Sullivan has announced that the Braintree Household Hazardous Waste
Day is set for Saturday, September 29th, at the Robert Salvaggio Recycling
Center of Braintree (across from the T Station) from 9 a.m. to Noon.

There is a new, low fee of $5.00 for EACH 10 gallons or 10 pounds per car to dispose of various paints and chemicals used in autos, homes, pools, yards and hobbies. There are no charges for propane tanks, florescent & new CFC bulbs, cell phones, glass thermometers (will be exchanged for a free digital thermometer), thermostats (can also be exchanged) and mercury switches.

There are additional costs to dispose of Computers Monitors and Portable TV’s
up to 24 inches ($15.00), Console TV’s & Portables over 24 inches ($20.00), A/C, De-humidifiers & Small Refrigerators and Microwaves ($15.00). The Friends of the Library perform this service as a fund-raiser.

The collection of Car Tires ($5.00), Truck Tires ($15.00), Rims ($2.00), and Car
& Boat Batteries ($5.00) also continues..

Note: latex paint is not hazardous and therefore is not accepted. You should
remove the lid and air dry (or add kitty litter to speed the drying.) Then, it can be disposed of in your regular trash.

The Town of Braintree offers the Household Hazardous Waste Days to allow
residents and small businesses a proper method of disposing of material that has been banned from our landfills because they represent a health/ safety issues to our environment. More and more responsible citizens come to the Household Hazardous Waste Day Event every year.

AGAIN THIS YEAR…….The Braintree Health Department is sponsoring a
prescription drug take-back program AND sharps collection At no cost to
residents, you can dispose of old or unusable prescriptions and syringes during
the hazardous waste event. For more information on safe transportation of
items, you can call the Health Department at (781) 794-8094

We would like to thank Clean Harbors for their financial support of this year’s
events allowing us to lower the fees for residents.

For more information or questions about HHWD or the new and successful
Single Stream, curbside recycling program, call 781-794-8088.

–Jeffrey Kunz, Recycling Coordinator

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